The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for July 7th shows that 33 percent of the nation's voters "strongly approve" of Barack Obama's job performance. Thirty-six percent "strongly disapprove" of the President's job performance, resulting in an approval rating of minus-3. According to Rasmussen, this is:
...the highest level of strong disapproval measured to date, and the lowest level recorded for the overall Approval Index.Fifty-two percent of voters say they "at least somewhat approve" of Obama's job performance so far - reaching a new low. Since these are daily polls, tomorrow is another day...we'll wait and see what happens. In this same poll, 54 percent say the average Democrat in Congress is "more liberal" than they are while 36 percent believe the average Republican congressman is "more conservative." Vice-President Biden is talking about how the administration "misread" the economy back in January, so we know that means another stimulus package on the horizon. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will "keep the door open" (of course, to the likes of a Republican), Rep. Steny Hoyer says he is "open" to it, Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Clinton says now we need a "real fiscal stimulus package," and we need it pronto. The Wall Street Journal says House Dems are looking at injecting "at least $50 billion into the economy." Translated - they want at least a $50 billion stimulus package. If you haven't heard the news, the first $168 billion that was "injected" into the economy did absolutely nothing for the economy - no stimulation of the economy happened. On voting a generic Congressional ballot, simply pitting district Republicans against district Democrats, Republican candidates lead Democrats for the second straight week.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 41% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would choose the Democratic candidate. Support for the GOP remains unchanged this week - at its highest level over the past year, but support for Democrats dropped one point to tie its lowest level in the same time period.How about those all important independents?
Democratic support on the congressional ballot has ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 50% in the past 12 months. In that same period, Republicans have been preferred by 34% to 41% of voters nationwide.
Democrats held a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. That began to slip in early February, and since mid-April, the parties have been roughly even.
Voters not affiliated with either party like GOP candidates by a 37% to 21% margin, showing little change since last week.